News Releases

SBRRB Elects Officers for 2016-2017Posted on May 25, 2016 in NewsDBEDT
DBEDT's Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has announced its officers for 2016 – 2017.
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High Technology Development Corporation Hosts Forum on Entrepreneurship with Noted Business Innovation ExpertPosted on May 24, 2016 in NewsHigh Technology Development Corp.
High Technology Development Corp. -- HTDC will host a free brown bag lunch lecture by nationally recognized venture capitalist, technology expert, business executive and media commentator Jonathan Aberman at the NELHA Gateway Center in Kailua-Kona.
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Hawaii’s Economy Continues Strong Growth After a Great First QuarterPosted on May 18, 2016 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
DBEDT released its second quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, where the data shows Hawaii experienced a great first quarter of 2016. New in this report are the data on Hawaii home buyers by type of homes, by place of buyer’s residence, and by county of property location.
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NELHA Receives Presidential Award for Export ServicePosted on May 16, 2016 in NewsNatural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
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2016 Legislature Approves Funding in Support of State Innovation InitiativesPosted on May 6, 2016 in Newscapitol atrium
DBEDT thanks the Hawaii State Legislature for showing broad support for the state’s innovation initiatives this legislative session. State lawmakers approved funding for a range of critical programs that help to grow and diversify Hawaii’s economy.
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DBEDT Releases Report on Honolulu Consumer SpendingPosted on April 25, 2016 in NewsExpenditures
DBEDT released a report today that provides data and analysis on spending patterns of Honolulu households during the 2013-2014 period. The “Honolulu Consumer Spending” report summarizes data obtained through household surveys conducted by DBEDT in 2014 and 2015.
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State Honors Businesses and Events for Green PracticesPosted on April 22, 2016 in NewsGreen Business Program
State Energy Office -- The state honored 16 businesses and five events today for their innovative work to conserve energy and implement sustainable practices that will protect the environment and help Hawaii meet its clean energy goals.
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DBEDT Solicits Services to Create a Broadband Infrastructure Public-Private PartnershipPosted on April 20, 2016 in NewsDBEDT
DBEDT is working to increase the state’s broadband capacity and speeds to meet the growing needs of the people who choose to live and work in Hawaii.
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DBEDT Releases Report on Non-English Speaking Population in HawaiiPosted on April 14, 2016 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released a report today that examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014.
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Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program Begins Its 2016 SeasonPosted on March 14, 2016 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the start of its Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program (CLH Program). The CLH Program is composed of three separate modules: Immersive Programs, Ideation Workshops, and Public Programs.
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